Cary man accused of growing pot, keeping alligator

October 14, 2011 6:52:55 PM PDT
A northwest suburban Cary man is accused of growing marijuana in his home and keeping a five-foot alligator.

The McHenry County sheriff's office says Nicholas Cosmano, 26, was arrested Tuesday. He faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

During a search of his home, investigators say they discovered the alligator and then turned it over to the McHenry County Animal Control Office for Safekeeping.